AceShowbiz - Olivia Colman has had to have hypnotherapy to help her overcome crippling stage fright.
"The moment just before the lights go down: (I think) "I f**king hate this job, I f**king hate myself and I'm going to vomit or wee and suddenly you are on stage. It's an awful feeling."
"I worry that as I get older and slightly more recognisable then all these people will watch when you f**k it up and say: 'We went to see that person we have seen on the telly; not that good on stage.' "
The actress recalled an embarrassing incident heightened her stage fright, revealing she has a fear of "getting the giggles" after she accidentally wet herself.
Discussing the incident, which happened when she was starring in "The Miser" with David Mitchell a few years ago, Olivia shared, "I wet myself on stage from laughing. It was a raked stage and my entire bladder emptied and it went towards the audience in the front row. There is a fear at the back of my head that I could laugh so much that I could pee myself."
Besides critically lauded for her onscreen performance in "The Father", Olivia Colman received accolades for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown".